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by Astronaut photograph was taken on January 26, 2004, using a Kodak digital camera with a 400 mm lens, and was provided by Julie Robinson, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory (Lockheed Martin), Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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This international image of the El Paso-Juárez area on the U.S.-Mexico border is the <a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/releases/2004/J04-006.html"><strong>100,000th</strong> photograph of Earth</a> that astronauts have taken from the International Space Station. It was taken on January 26, 2004, by Expedition 8 crewmembers.The Rio Grande can be seen meandering through the area, forming the boundary between the sister cities...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where -- Texas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16721
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These fire data show the number of one square kilometer points, in each half-degree pixel (each pixel is 2500 square kilometers at the equator), that are hot enough to contain a large fire. These data, averaged for each month, are used to monitor natural and man-made fires, which affect both forest ecosystems and global climate. (Data from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer [AVHRR]). Sensor: NOAA-15 POES/AVHRR. Data Start Date: 4/1/92. Data End Date: 12/31/93.
Topic: What -- NOAA 15
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7269
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These fire data show the number of one square kilometer points, in each half-degree pixel (each pixel is 2500 square kilometers at the equator), that are hot enough to contain a large fire. These data, averaged for each month, are used to monitor natural and man-made fires, which affect both forest ecosystems and global climate. (Data from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer [AVHRR]). Sensor: NOAA-15 POES/AVHRR. Data Start Date: 4/1/92. Data End Date: 12/31/93.
Topic: What -- NOAA 15
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7283
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These fire data show the number of one square kilometer points, in each half-degree pixel (each pixel is 2500 square kilometers at the equator), that are hot enough to contain a large fire. These data, averaged for each month, are used to monitor natural and man-made fires, which affect both forest ecosystems and global climate. (Data from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer [AVHRR]). Sensor: NOAA-15 POES/AVHRR. Data Start Date: 1/1/93. Data End Date: 12/31/93.
Topic: What -- NOAA 15
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7282
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by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Arizona State University
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2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) acquired these images of the Earth using its visible and infrared cameras as it left the Earth. The visible image shows the thin crescent viewed from Odyssey's perspective. The infrared image was acquired at exactly the same time, but shows the entire Earth using the infrared's "night-vision" capability. In visible light the instrument sees only reflected sunlight and therefore sees nothing on the night side of the planet....
Topics: What -- 2001 Mars Odyssey, What -- Mars, What -- Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1623
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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Wildfires cover more than 527,000 acres in Montana along the crest of the Rocky Mountains. The 2003 fire season in the United States is on par with 2001, with roughly 3,000,000 acres burned by September 8. In contrast about 6,000,000 acres had burned by the same date in the record years of 2000 and 2002. The ten-year average is 3,800,000 acres burned from January 1st.This true-color image of western Montana was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Montana, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16568
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by Image by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by the Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service ()
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This image shows a global map of nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) in the troposphere (lower atmosphere) in 2003, prepared using data collected by the Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography (<a href="http://envisat.esa.int/instruments/sciamachy/">SCIAMACHY</a>) instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s <a href="http://envisat.esa.int/">Envisat</a>...
Topic: What -- Spectrometer
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16926
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by Image courtesy NASA GSFC , based on data provided by the .
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This year’s Antarctic ozone hole is the second largest ever observed, according to scientists from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The Antarctic ozone “hole” is defined as thinning of the ozone layer over the continent to levels significantly below pre-1979 levels. Ozone blocks harmful ultraviolet “B” rays. Loss of stratospheric ozone has been linked to skin cancer in humans and other adverse biological effects...
Topics: What -- Cancer, What -- Earth, What -- Spectrometer
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16585
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by Image courtesy NASA
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From its outset, the 2004 meteorological year was a hot one, according to new results from scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Average global surface temperatures in both December 2003 (the first month of the 2004 meteorological year) and February 2004 were 0.66 degrees Celsius above the long-term average (1951-1980). Overall, 2004 temperatures were 0.48 degrees Celsius above the climatological average. The high temperatures of 2004 make it the fourth hottest year since...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Where -- Alaska, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17087
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by NASA images courtesy the Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Season after season, year after year, people set fire to African landscapes to create and maintain farmland and grazing areas. People use fire to keep less desirable plants from invading crop or rangeland, to drive grazing animals away from areas more desirable for farming, to remove crop stubble and return nutrients to the soil, and to convert natural ecosystems to agricultural land. The burning area shifts from north to south over the course of the year, in step with the coming and going of...
Topics: Where -- Guinea, Where -- Senegal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17286
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by Images by NASA/GSFC/JPL, MISR Science Team.
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Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images of Florida acquired on April 9, 2000 during Terra orbit 1650. The image at the top is a color view acquired by the vertical (nadir) camera. It has been reoriented so that the flight path is from left to right, to facilitate comparison with the lower image, a stereo “anaglyph” generated using 275-m resolution red band data from the cameras viewing 45.6 degrees and 70.5 degrees aft of nadir. The anaglyph provides a three-dimensional effect...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Terra, What -- STEREO, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15450
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by Images by NASA/GSFC/JPL, MISR Science Team.
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Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images of Florida acquired on April 9, 2000 during Terra orbit 1650. The image at the top is a color view acquired by the vertical (nadir) camera. It has been reoriented so that the flight path is from left to right, to facilitate comparison with the lower image, a stereo “anaglyph” generated using 275-m resolution red band data from the cameras viewing 45.6 degrees and 70.5 degrees aft of nadir. The anaglyph provides a three-dimensional effect...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Terra, What -- STEREO, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=211
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by Image courtesy ASTER and SRTM Teams, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Italy’s Mount Etna is the focus of this 3-D perspective view made from data collected by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal and Emission Radiometer (ASTER), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft, and overlaid on Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) topography. The image is looking south with dark lava flows from the 1600s (center) to 1981 (long flow at lower right) visible in the foreground and the summit of Etna above. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- ASTER, What -- Terra, What -- Shuttle Radar Topography...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16256
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This image shows two islands, Miquelon and Saint Pierre, located south of Newfoundland, Canada. These islands, along with five smaller islands, are a self-governing territory of France. A thin barrier beach divides Miquelon, with Grande Miquelon to the north and Petite Miquelon to the south. Saint Pierre Island is located to the lower right. With the islands' location in the north Atlantic Ocean and their deep water ports, fishing is the major part of the economy. The maximum elevation of the...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=381
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by Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Hawaii
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The effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo continue to affect the lives of people living near the volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The eruption produced a large amount of volcanic debris that was deposited on the flanks of the volcano as part of pyroclastic flows (avalanches of red-hot ash and pulverized rock). This perspective view looking toward the east shows the western flank of the volcano where most of these pyroclastic flows were deposited.This debris...
Topics: What -- AirSAR, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15900
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by Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Hawaii
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The effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo continue to affect the lives of people living near the volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The eruption produced a large amount of volcanic debris that was deposited on the flanks of the volcano as part of pyroclastic flows (avalanches of red-hot ash and pulverized rock). This perspective view looking toward the east shows the western flank of the volcano where most of these pyroclastic flows were deposited.This debris...
Topics: What -- AirSAR, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2234
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by Image Courtesy NASA/JPL/NIMA
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This perspective view shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. The image was generated using the first data collected during the <a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/">Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).</a> In the foreground is the Sea of Okhotsk. Inland from the coast, vegetated floodplains and low relief hills rise toward snow-capped peaks. The topographic effects on snow and vegetation distribution...
Topics: What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Russia, Where -- Sea of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2265
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This perspective view shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. The image was generated using the first data collected during the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). In the foreground is the Sea of Okhotsk. Inland from the coast, vegetated floodplains and low relief hills rise toward snow capped peaks. The topographic effects on snow and vegetation distribution are very clear in this near-horizontal view. Forming the skyline is the Sredinnyy...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Landsat, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=342
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by Image Courtesy NASA/JPL/NIMA
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This perspective view shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. The image was generated using the first data collected during the <a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/" target="outlink">Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).</a> In the foreground is the Sea of Okhotsk. Inland from the coast, vegetated floodplains and low relief hills rise toward snow-capped peaks. The topographic effects on snow...
Topics: What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat, Where -- Russia, Where -- Sea of Okhotsk, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15934
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This image shows Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands, located south of Newfoundland, Canada. These islands, along with five smaller islands, are a self-governing territory of France. North is in the top right corner of the image. The island of Miquelon, in the background, is divided by a thin barrier beach into Petite Miquelon on the left, and Grande Miquelon on the right. Saint Pierre Island is seen in the foreground. The maximum elevation of this island is 240 meters (787 feet). The land mass...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Landsat, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=343
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features. Carved primarily by the Colorado River over the past six million years, the canyon sports vertical drops of 5,000 feet and spans a 277-mile-long stretch of Arizona desert. The strata along the steep walls of the canyon form a record of geologic time from the Paleozoic Era (250 million years ago) to the Precambrian (1.7 billion years ago).The above view was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15776
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features. Carved primarily by the Colorado River over the past six million years, the canyon sports vertical drops of 5,000 feet and spans a 277-mile-long stretch of Arizona desert. The strata along the steep walls of the canyon form a record of geologic time from the Paleozoic Era (250 million years ago) to the Precambrian (1.7 billion years ago).The above view was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1842
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by Image courtesy National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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Climate data show that winter temperatures in the northernmost regions of the world have warmed alarmingly in a very short period. Parts of Alaska and northern Eurasia, for example, have warmed by nearly 11 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months over the past 30 years. Climate evidence from the past four centuries gleaned from ice cores, lake cores, and tree rings indicates a gentler warming trend that extends back 400 years.This image shows the winter temperature trend in the Arctic from 1966...
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=841
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by Image courtesy National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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Climate data show that winter temperatures in the northernmost regions of the world have warmed alarmingly in a very short period. Parts of Alaska and northern Eurasia, for example, have warmed by nearly 11 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months over the past 30 years. Climate evidence from the past four centuries gleaned from ice cores, lake cores, and tree rings indicates a gentler warming trend that extends back 400 years.This image shows the winter temperature trend in the Arctic from 1966...
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15493
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by Image by NASA/JPL/NIMA
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This 3D perspective view shows the Japanese island called Miyake-Jima viewed from the northeast. This island—about 180 kilometers (110 miles) south of Tokyo—is part of the Izu chain of volcanic islands that runs south from the main Japanese island of Honshu. Dominated by the 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano Mount Oyama, Miyake-Jima is home to 3,800 people. In late June 2000, a series of earthquakes alerted scientists to possible volcanic activity and on June 27 authorities evacuated...
Topics: What -- SRTM, What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15483
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/JPL,
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High resolution <a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/misr_himalaya_nadir.jpg">true-color image</a> <br/>High resolution <a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/misr_himalaya_anaglyph.jpg">anaglyph</a>The Tibetan Plateau and a portion of the Himalayan Mountain chain are captured in this Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) true-color and stereo images from May 14, 2000. The upper image is composed of...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Nepal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15646
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These fire data, derived from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) measurements, show the number of 4.4 square kilometer pixels in each half-degree grid cell (each cell is 2500 square kilometers at the equator) that are hot enough to contain a large fire. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 1/1/98. Data End Date: 6/30/02.
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7251
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These fire data, derived from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) measurements, show the number of 4.4 square kilometer pixels in each half-degree grid cell (each cell is 2500 square kilometers at the equator) that are hot enough to contain a large fire. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 1/1/98. Data End Date: 6/30/02.
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7265
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These fire data, derived from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) measurements, show the number of 4.4 square kilometer pixels in each half-degree grid cell (each cell is 2500 square kilometers at the equator) that are hot enough to contain a large fire. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 1/1/99. Data End Date: 6/30/02.
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7268
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These fire data, derived from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) measurements, show the number of 4.4 square kilometer pixels in each half-degree grid cell (each cell is 2500 square kilometers at the equator) that are hot enough to contain a large fire. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 1/1/00. Data End Date: 6/30/02.
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7266
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These fire data, derived from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) measurements, show the number of 4.4 square kilometer pixels in each half-degree grid cell (each cell is 2500 square kilometers at the equator) that are hot enough to contain a large fire. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 1/1/01. Data End Date: 6/30/02.
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7267
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These fire data, derived from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) measurements, show the number of 4.4 square kilometer pixels in each half-degree grid cell (each cell is 2500 square kilometers at the equator) that are hot enough to contain a large fire. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 1/1/02. Data End Date: 6/30/02.
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7264
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by Liam Gumley, University of Wisconsin - CIMMS
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(MODIS Data Type: MODIS-PFM; MODIS Band Combination: 27) Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/7/00.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=253
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by Image by Jesse Allen, based on data provided by the and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
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A new sensor orbiting the Earth aboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/"/> satellite is now collecting the most detailed measurements ever made of the sea’s surface temperature every day all over the globe. Like a sophisticated thermometer in space, the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is helping Earth scientists advance studies of how our world’s oceans and atmosphere interact in ways that drive weather patterns and, over the long term,...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Peru, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2472
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by Image by Jesse Allen, based on data provided by the and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
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A new sensor orbiting the Earth aboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"/> satellite is now collecting the most detailed measurements ever made of the sea’s surface temperature every day all over the globe. Like a sophisticated thermometer in space, the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is helping Earth scientists advance studies of how our world’s oceans and atmosphere interact in ways that drive weather...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Peru, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15997
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, and AirMISR Teams.
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Scientists representing the new-generation Earth Observing instruments aboard NASA’s Terra satellite gathered at the space agency’s Wallops Island facility to study the atmosphere from multiple perspectives simultaneously.ÿ The intensive field campaign, called CLAMS (Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites), is a key step in the effort to better understand, and ultimately to predict, changes in Earth’s climate. CLAMS aimed at measuring pollution and other particles...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- MISR, Where -- Chesapeake Bay, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15814
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, and AirMISR Teams.
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Scientists representing the new-generation Earth Observing instruments aboard NASA’s Terra satellite gathered at the space agency’s Wallops Island facility to study the atmosphere from multiple perspectives simultaneously. The intensive field campaign, called CLAMS (Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites), is a key step in the effort to better understand, and ultimately to predict, changes in Earth’s climate. CLAMS aimed at measuring pollution and other particles...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- MISR, Where -- Chesapeake Bay, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2014
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by Astronaut photograph was taken February 26, 2003, with an Electronic Still Camera equipped with 28 mm lens and is provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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high resolution 1000 pixel-wide image (600 KB JPEG) The Kingdom of Denmark, with an area of 16,639 square miles, consists of the Jutland Peninsula and roughly 500 islands. It is also a part of the generally fertile and mostly agricultural region known as the North European Plain. This entire region is generally flat to slightly rolling and is overlain with deposits of Pleistocene glaciers. (The Pleistocene lasted from 1.8 million to 11,000 years ago, during which time several ice ages...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Denmark, Where -- North Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16426
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, and the MAS Teams at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center.
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Despite their delicate appearance, thin, feathery clouds of ice crystals called cirrus may contribute to global warming. Some scientists believe cirrus is quite common, but it is notoriously difficult to observe—even from satellites, which offer our only means of monitoring such clouds over the entire planet.The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), one of a new generation of instruments flying aboard the NASA Earth Observing System’s Terra satellite, views Earth with nine cameras...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Florida, Where -- Caribbean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3440
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, and the MAS Teams at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center.
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Despite their delicate appearance, thin, feathery clouds of ice crystals called cirrus may contribute to global warming. Some scientists believe cirrus is quite common, but it is notoriously difficult to observe—even from satellites, which offer our only means of monitoring such clouds over the entire planet.The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), one of a new generation of instruments flying aboard the NASA Earth Observing System’s Terra satellite, views Earth with nine cameras...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Florida, Where -- Caribbean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16171
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Mexico City has one of the world’ s most serious air pollution problems. The city is located atop a high plain at an altitude of 2200 meters, and is surrounded on three sides by mountains and snow-capped volcanoes. Since incident solar radiation does not vary significantly with season at tropical latitudes, photochemical smog is produced much of the year. In winter, air quality can worsen significantly when thermal inversions keep polluted air masses close to the surface.Atmospheric...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, Where -- Mexico City
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Mexico City has one of the world’ s most serious air pollution problems. The city is located atop a high plain at an altitude of 2200 meters, and is surrounded on three sides by mountains and snow-capped volcanoes. Since incident solar radiation does not vary significantly with season at tropical latitudes, photochemical smog is produced much of the year. In winter, air quality can worsen significantly when thermal inversions keep polluted air masses close to the surface.Atmospheric...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, Where -- Mexico City
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by Image and animation courtesy Lori Perkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Hurricane season in the eastern Pacific started off with a whimper late last month as Alma, a Category 2 hurricane, slowly made its way up the coast of Baja California, packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and gusts of 135 miles per hour. The above image of the hurricane was acquired on May 29, 2002, and displays the rainfall rates occurring within the storm.Click the image above to see an animated data visualization (3.8 MB) of the interior of Hurricane Alma. The images of the clouds...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth,...
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by Image and animation courtesy Lori Perkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Hurricane season in the eastern Pacific started off with a whimper late last month as Alma, a Category 2 hurricane, slowly made its way up the coast of Baja California, packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and gusts of 135 miles per hour. The above image of the hurricane was acquired on May 29, 2002, and displays the rainfall rates occurring within the storm.Click the image above to see an animated data visualization (3.8 MB) of the interior of Hurricane Alma. The images of the clouds...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth,...
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Close to the city of Manaus, Brazil the Rio Solimoes and the Rio Negro converge to form the Amazon River. This image from the Multi-angle Imaging Spectro Radiometer’s (MISR’s) vertical-viewing (nadir) camera was acquired on July 23, 2000. Manaus is the gray patch to the right of image center.The pale, murky color of the Rio Solimoes heralds its burden of glacial silt and sand, which results from its origin in the Peruvian Andes mountains. The dark color of the Rio Negro is characteristic of...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Bolivia
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Close to the city of Manaus, Brazil the Rio Solimoes and the Rio Negro converge to form the Amazon River. This image from the Multi-angle Imaging Spectro Radiometer’s (MISR’s) vertical-viewing (nadir) camera was acquired on July 23, 2000. Manaus is the gray patch to the right of image center.The pale, murky color of the Rio Solimoes heralds its burden of glacial silt and sand, which results from its origin in the Peruvian Andes mountains. The dark color of the Rio Negro is characteristic of...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Bolivia
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, Text by Clare Averill (Acro Service Corporation/JPL).
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"><b>animation:</b> <a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/PIA03733.mov">Etna Flyover</a> (2.3 MB movie)</font>These images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) capture the energetic eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna volcano on October 29, 2002. Viewing Etna’s eruptive activities at MISR’s multiple observation angles...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- STEREO A, What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
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On September 4, 2000, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) acquired these multi-spectral data over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grazing Lands Research Laboratory near El Reno, Oklahoma. This series of false-color composite images demonstrates some of the many remote-sensing measurements that scientists can make with ASTER's high-resolution (up to 15 square meters per pixel), multi-spectral data.In the top image, bright red colors indicate green...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
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On September 4, 2000, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) acquired these multi-spectral data over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grazing Lands Research Laboratory near El Reno, Oklahoma. This series of false-color composite images demonstrates some of the many remote-sensing measurements that scientists can make with ASTER's high-resolution (up to 15 square meters per pixel), multi-spectral data.In the top image, bright red colors indicate green...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"><b>Animation:</b> <br/><a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/PIA03421_anim.gif">Multi-angle view</a> (300 KB Animated GIF)</font>These Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains show several smoke plumes from wildfires burning...
Topics: What -- MISR, Where -- Nevada, Where -- California
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"><b>Animation:</b> <br/><a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/PIA03421_anim.gif">Multi-angle view</a> (300 KB Animated GIF)</font>These Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains show several smoke plumes from wildfires burning throughout Northern California on...
Topics: What -- MISR, Where -- Nevada, Where -- California
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Some climate forecast models indicate there is an above average chance that there could be a weak to borderline El Niño by the end of November 2003. However, the trade winds, blowing from east to west across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, remain strong. Thus, many scientists doubt that the warm temperature anomaly will form again this year. The latest remote sensing data from NASA’s Jason-1 satellite show normal conditions across the equatorial Pacific. There are currently no visible signs of...
Topics: What -- Jason 1, What -- Altimeter, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
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Storms like Typhoon Varmei aren’t supposed to happen. So when U.S. Navy ships were hit by this tropical cyclone in the South China Sea in December 2001, researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., decided to take a closer look. “For centuries, sailors haven’t worried about tropical storms near the equator,” says Dr. C. -P. Chang, a meteorology professor at the school, “It’s a rule that cyclones are not supposed to develop there.”The textbooks say that cyclones...
Topics: What -- QuikSCAT, Where -- South China Sea, Where -- China, Where -- Taiwan
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Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed 225 years ago on July 4, 1776, lies in the center of this image from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). This true-color view of the northeastern United States, taken from the instrument's nadir, or downward-looking, camera includes a fitting display of the reddish colors of soils, grayish-whites of urban areas and clouds, and blue hues of water.Larger cities, including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington,...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- GRACE, Where -- United States of America, Where -- New Jersey, Where --...
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Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed 225 years ago on July 4, 1776, lies in the center of this image from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). This true-color view of the northeastern United States, taken from the instrument's nadir, or downward-looking, camera includes a fitting display of the reddish colors of soils, grayish-whites of urban areas and clouds, and blue hues of water.Larger cities, including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington,...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- GRACE, Where -- United States of America, Where -- New Jersey, Where --...
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by Astronaut photograph was provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans">high resolution <a href="http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/EO/highres/ISS005/ISS005-E-10643.JPG" target="outlink">1000 pixel-wide image</a> (756 KB JPEG)</font>This photograph taken from the window of the International Space Station on August 22, 2002 shows Hakodate City, Japan (population 288,491). Hakodate City is a seaport located on two bays in the...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Japan
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA’s Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on July 11, 2004. The brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland, and the usual blanket of thick snow had melted from the vast plains and taiga forests. The images show an area in the northern part of the Sakha Republic in eastern Siberia. The Olenek River wends northeast from the...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Laptev Sea, Where -- Jet...
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by Maps courtesy Courtney Schumacher and Robert A. Houze Jr.
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NASA data is helping scientists understand <a href="/Library/ElNino/">El Niño’s</a> effect on weather. In addition to the change in the amount of rainfall that characterize an El Niño, there is a change in the type of rain, especially over the central Pacific. During an El Niño long periods of steady drizzle—stratiform rain—replace the short-lived thunderstorms that typically occur in the Equatororial Pacific. Stratiform rain pumps heat higher into...
Topic: Where -- Indonesia
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Marine stratocumulus clouds frequently form parallel rows, or “cloud streets,” along the direction of wind flow. When the flow is interrupted by an obstacle such as an island, a series of organized eddies can appear within the cloud layer downwind of the obstacle. These turbulence patterns are known as von Karman vortex streets. In these images from NASA’s Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, an impressive vortex pattern continues for over 300 km southward of Jan Mayen island. Jan Mayen...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Terra, What -- STEREO A, What -- STEREO, Where -- Norway, Where -- Iceland,...
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Marine stratocumulus clouds frequently form parallel rows, or “cloud streets,” along the direction of wind flow. When the flow is interrupted by an obstacle such as an island, a series of organized eddies can appear within the cloud layer downwind of the obstacle. These turbulence patterns are known as von Karman vortex streets. In these images from NASA’s Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, an impressive vortex pattern continues for over 300 km southward of Jan Mayen island. Jan Mayen...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Terra, What -- STEREO A, What -- STEREO, Where -- Norway, Where -- Iceland,...
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In mid-February, the central, equatorial Pacific Ocean continued to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights centered at 180° West, the International Dateline. This feature contrasted with lower-than-normal sea surface heights in the eastern equatorial Pacific. Sea-surface height corresponds to sea surface temperatures, with greater heights indicating warmer temperatures. The large red and white area to the southwest of image center is the warm anomaly; the smaller blue area...
Topics: Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Red Sea
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by Data courtesy Bruce Wielicki and Takmeng Wong, and the at NASA Langley Research Center; Images courtesy Tom Bridgman, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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<font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans">Reflected shortwave radiation (visible light) <a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/ceres_rsr_monthly.mpg">animation</a> (2 MB) <br/>Outgoing longwave radiation (heat) <a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/ceres_olr_monthly.mpg">animation</a> (2 MB)</font>Today (June 21) is the summer solstice, which serves as an...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The rugged white crescent of South Georgia Island is cutting a wake in the clouds that stream overhead. In the wedge of clear sky, the large A-38B iceberg can be seen floating offshore. To the north, in the top left corner, is the A-38G iceberg. Both icebergs once formed part of the massive A-38 iceberg, which calved from the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica in 1998. The iceberg, which was 145 kilometers long, broke into pieces and drifted about 1,600 kilometers north to South Georgia Island in...
Topic: Where -- Georgia
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The ice-covered mountains of South Georgia Island stand out starkly against the black of the surrounding South Atlantic Ocean. The tiny white flecks of icebergs salt the ocean around the island, and the massive A-38B iceberg floats offshore. Light wispy clouds frame the scene, leaving a window through which MODIS could peer to see the island below.The A-38B iceberg started life almost six years ago as part of the A-38 iceberg. The A-38 iceberg was ninety mile long by almost 30 mile wide when it...
Topics: Where -- Georgia, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Scotia Sea
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More than just the idle stuff of daydreams, clouds help control the flow of radiant energy around our world. Clouds are plentiful and widespread throughout Earth’s atmosphere—covering up to 75 percent of our planet at any given time—so they play a dominant role in determining how much sunlight reaches the surface, how much sunlight is reflected back into space, how and where warmth is spread around the globe, and how much heat escapes from the surface and atmosphere back into space....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra
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More than just the idle stuff of daydreams, clouds help control the flow of radiant energy around our world. Clouds are plentiful and widespread throughout Earth’s atmosphere—covering up to 75 percent of our planet at any given time—so they play a dominant role in determining how much sunlight reaches the surface, how much sunlight is reflected back into space, how and where warmth is spread around the globe, and how much heat escapes from the surface and atmosphere back into space....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
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The extensive haze in this true-color MODIS image is probably a mixture of smoke from fires burning in Virginia and North Carolina (marked with red dots) and air pollution in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 8/9/01.
Topics: Where -- Virginia, Where -- North Carolina, Where -- United States of America
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by Data provided by the Team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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Along the southern coastline of Maine lies Acadia National Park. The park consists of two islands, Isle au Haut and Mount Desert Island, and the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula. Mount Desert is served by a bridge to the mainland, while Isle au Haut is accessible only by ferry.The park lies in a transition zone between northern coniferous and eastern deciduous forests, with a diverse mix of plant communities and animal species, each existing at the edges of their range. Biodiversity in the park is...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Maine, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Mississippi
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired May 23, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using an 800 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the
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At 3:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on May 23, 2006, Flight Engineer Jeff Williams from International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 13 contacted the Alaska Volcano Observatory <a href="http://www.avo.alaska.edu/">(AVO)</a> to report that the Cleveland Volcano had produced a plume of ash. Shortly after the activity began, he took this photograph. This picture shows the ash plume moving west-southwest from the volcano’s summit. A bank of fog (upper right) is...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Alaska
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired March 13, 2003, with a Nikon D1 digital camera with an 800 mm lens and is provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC .
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Driven by northwesterly winds, sands from northwest Saudi Arabia have accumulated in the center of the country as great rivers of dunes (cordons) that extend for hundreds of kilometers. About 320 kilometers northwest of Riyadh, the steep, almost cliff-like margin of the Ad Dahna cordon casts a shadow (right center; diagonally across the scene). Two types of dune surface appear: the tracery of numerous linear dunes (center) and a featureless sand sheet (lower left). Dark, older rocks (30-65...
Topics: Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Riyadh
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images from NASA’s <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show a portion of the eastern hemisphere Antarctic coastline. The image from October 21, 2001, shows several glacier tongues stretching out into the Southern Ocean from the (left to right) Adelie, George V, and Oates Coasts. The image from October 23, 2001, shows a slightly broader view, and shows...
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images from NASA’s <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show a portion of the eastern hemisphere Antarctic coastline. The image from October 21, 2001, shows several glacier tongues stretching out into the Southern Ocean from the (left to right) Adelie, George V, and Oates Coasts. The image from October 23, 2001, shows a slightly broader view, and shows...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3857
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This artist's rendering shows Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite in low-Earth orbit carrying the NASA Scatterometer. NSCAT is the stick-like instrument in the foreground on the front of the satellite. At any given time NSCAT's array of six dual beam antennas -- each measuring 3 meters by 20 centimeters by 20 centimeters (10 feet by 6 inches by 6 inches) -- will scan two bands of ocean on either side of the satellite's near-polar sun-synchronous orbit. Information from NSCAT will help...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Beam, What -- Polar, What -- Sun, What -- ADEOS, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from May 18, 2002, shows Italy (boot-shaped country in the center) extending out into the Adriatic Sea (east) and the Tyrrhenian Sea (west). At the southwest tip of Italy is the island of Sicily. At Italy.s northern border with Switzerland and Austria are the snow-covered Alps. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date:...
Topics: Where -- Italy, Where -- Adriatic Sea, Where -- Tyrrhenian Sea, Where -- Switzerland, Where --...
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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Italy, the Adriatic Sea, and the Balkans are all very clear in this SeaWiFS image. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 2/27/99.
Topics: Where -- Italy, Where -- Adriatic Sea
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